gzip contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered by a parsing flaw in the -N option of gzip that may allow an attacker to create an archive that writes to an arbitrary location on the system. This flaw may lead to a loss of integrity.
Local Access Required
Loss of Integrity
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